Deborah Sparks

Residential Faculty - Dental Hygiene

Program Director :

Applied Sciences and Technology

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: S 266


Office Hours

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Office hours are also available by appointment.


With a BS in Dental Hygiene and an MA in Contemplative Education I incorporate mindfulness practices and emotional intelligence throughout a rigorous science-based curriculum.  These practices not only develop professional behaviors, they develop compassionate healthcare providers. 

Classes Taught

Spring 2020

DHE110 Pharmacology 3 Credits
Study of the principles of pharmacology and drugs affecting dental treatment. Topics include drug interactions, oral manifestations, drugs used in dentistry and complementary medicine.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
Red Mountain Campus
RDM P P250
01/16/2020 - 05/08/2020
1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Class Started

DHE133 Dental Hygiene Clinic I 3 Credits
Application of the dental hygiene process of care with emphasis on assessment, planning, and implementation. Introduction to evaluation of dental hygiene therapy.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in DHE120 and admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisites: DHE132 and current CPR card.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Degrees & Awards

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist, licensed in Arizona and California.  I hold a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from NAU and a Master's degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

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